We are big fans of Japanese Hori Hori's and interestingly this weeding trowel is the closest European style garden tool to it that we've found.
Its narrow blade width makes it perfect for use around the base of plants in a border or in a vegetable plot. However it has much more "shape" and "depth" to the blade meaning it is much better suited to digging out planting holes than a Hori Hori.
Hand forged by Sneeboer in the Netherlands, who have been making and developing garden tools since 1913. Now in the hands of 4th generation family members, Sneeboer use stainless steel to craft the ultimate tools for gardeners. Their tools are the anthesis of the cheap trow away culture. Built to last a lifetime and to be maintain in order to continue to perform like new.
As this item is hand forged please expect to see some hammer marks and black coke marks on the surface. These add to the unique character of each tool and do not affect the durability or quality of the tool in anyway.
The handle is made from Cherry and replacements are available if ever needed.
Width of head5 cm
Length of head18 cm
Length of handle14 cm
Total length35 cm
Weighs 260 grams - so has a really nice balance in the hand